Month: May 2014

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Game Design Edition

Over the last few months, I’ve been involved in the design and development process of a board game. It’s been an interesting experience, to say the least. For starters, a good game is simple to play, yet whenever you find a rough spot in the rules of a game you’re making, there’s a desire to …

Categories: Morning Roundup

Plan a Romantic Honeymoon, Not an Expensive One (275/365)

Sarah and I went to London for our honeymoon. It was cripplingly expensive, and we were still dealing with the debt four years later. It was a wonderful trip, though. We have wonderful memories and a photo album full of great pictures. The thing is, almost every memory I have from that trip focuses on …

Anticipation Is Often the Best Part

Several years ago, if I wanted something, I usually just went out and bought it. If I wanted to go on a trip, I just went on that trip. As long as I had the money in hand (or the credit on my credit card), whatever it was that I wanted quickly became mine, in …

Categories: Getting Started

Plan a Wedding Centered Around Loved Ones, Not Stuff (274/365)

I can’t think of a better way to talk about this tactic than to talk about my own wedding. Every single good memory I have of my wedding involves people. The center of it all, of course, is Sarah. There were so many little things with her and about her that I cherish from that …

Reader Mailbag: Camping

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Fundraisers 2. Historical figures worth reading about 3. To move or not? 4. Establishing routine with children 5. Target credit card 6. Online overspending 7. Hitting …

Categories: Reader Mailbag